What a ride this has been! I've learned so much about computers over the past year and a half. I started planning this build knowing nothing about computers and planning to have a gaming build with a Ryzen 3 and a GTX 660. But over the year, I learned all about clock speeds, part specs, and building PCs. Later, I planned an i9-7980XE build with dual 1080 Tis, then realized that it was waaaaay too expensive. With a lot of help from family and friends, this build finally came together and carried on without a hitch. It runs about 100 FPS on Fortnite at maxed out settings. This has truly been an amazing adventure, and I couldn't have done it without PCPP. Thank you guys so much. The build is shark-themed since the ASUS Wi-Fi antenna looks like a shark fin. I bought this for $2600 CAD on Black Friday.
An absolute beast, with a price to match. Surprisingly, it doesn't run too hot with a 240mm AIO. OC'd to 5Ghz.
It does a reasonable job of keeping my CPU nice and cool. However, the RGB software is super painful to use, and I ended up having to open up the case and use the controller, and even then, the controller is super confusing.
Super easy to build in, with a very helpful manual. The BIOS is quite easy to use and makes overclocking easy. It also comes with ASUS Sonic Radar, which is very helpful in-game.
32 GB of RAM seems kinda overkill, but I was assured that I would need it, and it's great for multitasking and gaming. Now, the obligatory "It's RAM, it's fast".
Easy to plug in and set up. I figured that I liked 2.5" SSD's instead of M.2 drives, and was not disappointed with my choice.
An absolute monster. Destroys any game I throw at it. Plus, it came with the new Battlefield V, although there were some problems with Newegg's code.
When I first saw the RGB fans on the front, I thought it would look really ugly. I was so wrong. They're perfect for themed builds, and the massive 200mm size is a big plus. The edges look a lot better in person. Although, you should keep in mind that it's way bigger than it looks.
I don't really know what to say. The cables were clearly marked so there was no confusion, so that's a plus. I haven't had any problems with it, and the voltage is nice and stable.
Coming from a 1600x900 60 Hz laptop, this blew me away. 1440p is so crisp, and the colors are fantastic. It was super easy to configure everything in their settings. 10/10 would buy a Samsung monitor again.